Certifications

Sport and Wellness offers leadership courses to further your training and career in aquatics. Bronze Medals, National Lifeguard program, Lifesaving instructor and First Aid courses are some of the offerings available. Successful completion of leadership programs requires attendance of all classes. No late registrations.

Winter programs will be online starting November 6.

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opens November 16 for Fall classes.

Bronze Camp

Day  Date    Time Code Price
Bronze Camp   In this weekly ‘camp’, youth ages 8-17 practice and learn Bronze Star, Medallion, and Cross content in a fun group environment, and may achieve one or more certifications. For more details on the Bronze Medal programs please see description of Bronze Medallion/Cross. **Member price also applies to registrants in JLS and Youth Triathlon.
Sat Jan 13- Apr 14* 1-4 p.m. 95316 Member-$210**
Public-$260

*No class Jan 20, Feb 10, 17, Mar 31

Bronze Medallion/ Bronze Cross


Day Date Time Code Price
Bronze Medallion/ Bronze Cross This combined course will help develop an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. This advanced course is designed for those who want a challenge, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. This course includes CPR C certification.
Prerequisites: For Bronze Medallion: Bronze Star or 13 years of age. For Bronze Cross: Bronze Medallion
Tue- Fri Jan 2-5 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 93741 Member-$240
Public-$270

Lifeguard Training/ First Aid Training

Day Date Time Code Price
National Lifeguard (NL), Aquatic
Emergency Care (AEC) and Oxygen Administration (O2)
The National Lifeguard program develops basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. Aquatic Emergency Care provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR, equivalent to Standard First Aid, as well as skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting. Oxygen Administration provides the knowledge and techniques for the use of oxygen as a supplement in an emergency care situation.
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross (need not be current) and 16 years of age.
Sun Feb 4-
Mar 25*
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 93780 Student-$400
Member-$400
Public-$470

*No class Feb 18


Day Date Time Code Price
NL, AEC and O2
Recertification
Prerequisites: National Lifeguard (need not be current) and Goverment of Alberta OH&S Approved Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care (must be current). Must provide proof of certifications.
Sat Jan 13 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 93781 $95
 
Sun Apr 14 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 93782 $95

Swim for Life/ Lifesaving Instructor Course

Day Date Time Code Price
Swim for Life/ Lifesaving Instructor This course includes both instructor courses described below. For certification as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and CPR Instructor.Prerequisites: 16 years old and Bronze Cross or higher.
Sat Feb 3-Mar 24* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 93865 Member-$350
Public-$400

*No class Feb 17

Day Date Time Code Price
Swim for Life Instructor The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor/Examiner: This program focuses on preparing the instructor to teach and evaluate the Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs, including basic movement and swimming skills, strokes, and fitness. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching and acquire proven teaching methods, a variety of skill and stroke development drills and correction techniques.
Prerequisites: 16 years old and Bronze Cross or higher.
Sat Feb 3 -Mar 24* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 93866 Member-$252
Public-$280

*No class Feb 17

Day Date  Time Code Price
Lifesaving  Instructor The Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor/Examiner: With this program you will be trained to teach and evaluate Canadian Swim Patrol Program, as well as the Bronze Medals and Distinction certifications. You will be trained in various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills. Candidates also learn about long-range and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation. The Lifesaving Instructor/Examiner certification is the prerequisite for all other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Certification in Alberta & Northwest Territories includes Advanced Instructor, Examination Standards Clinic, and Lifesaving CPR Instructor/ Examiner certifications.
Prerequisites: 16 years old and Bronze Cross or higher.
Sat Feb 3- Mar 24* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 93867 Member-$270
Public-$300

*No class Nov 11

Day Date Time Code Price
Swim for Life/ Lifesaving Instructor Recertification  
Sat Dec 16 12-5 p.m. 93259 $95

Lifeguard/ First Aid Trainer

Day Date Time Code Price
National Lifeguard
Instructor
The National Lifeguard Instructor/Examiner clinic prepares candidates to teach and evaluate National Lifeguard courses; training future lifeguards in advanced rescue techniques including public
relations issues, first aid, and how to present material that will prepare lifeguards for supervising the public in an aquatic setting. Candidates are required to complete an apprenticeship after the clinic. Prerequisites: Application, current National Lifeguard option, and current Lifesaving Instructor/Examiner.
Sat- Sun Feb 24-25 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 95435 $231
 


Day Date Time Code Price
First Aid
Instructor
The Lifesaving First Aid Instructor/Examiner course prepares instructors to teach and evaluate first aid skills. Prerequisites: Approved Application, Lifesaving Instructor and Lifesaving Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care.
Sat-Sun Apr 28-29 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 95436 $231

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